The American soprano, Susan Hochmiller, earned her Bachelor of Music from Susquehanna University, her Master of Music degrees in Voice Performance and Literature from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (2005), and her Doctor of Musical Arts also from the Eastman School of Music (2006). She has performed in master-classes with notable artists Benita Valente and Richard Hundley. Distinguished teachers have included Constance Haas, Jeffrey Fahnestock, Nina Tober, and Joan Boytim..
Susan Hochmiller is a versatile artist with performance experience in chamber music, art song, oratorio, opera, musical theater and jazz. Performance highlights include singing at Carnegie Hall with the Susquehanna University Masterworks Chorus and Orchestra, in the Mozart 101 Series with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, J.S. Bach's St. John Passion (BWV 245) with the Music, Gettysburg! series, Eastman Opera Theater's productions of L'Enfant et les Sortileges, East and West, and Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Don Giovanni with the Opera Theatre and Music Festival of Lucca, Italy.
Additionally, Susan Hochmiller is a recipient of numerous awards and scholarships for musical and academic excellence. This past summer (2010) she served on the voice faculty at the New York State Summer School of the Arts, School of Choral Studies and will be presenting at the Chapter Meeting of the American Guild of Organists in York, PA, the Flute Society of Washington, Inc. Mid-Atlantic Flute Fair in Reston, VA, and The College Music Society Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Boone, NC in 2010.
Also a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Susan Hochmiller is on faculty at the Sunderman Conservatory of Music at Gettysburg College as Adjunct Assistant Professor of Voice and Aural Theory and maintains a private voice studio in York, Pennsylvania.